We brought Jamesie home tonight, and he's actually totally cuddly and really a lot more responsive--and a lot less in pain, seemingly--than we expected. Not that I think that it'll change his prognosis, but I've really enjoyed snuggling with him tonight.
But here's a layout I made earlier today, with him in mind (and, by the way, you're going to have a tough time seeing much of anything if your monitor isn't calibrated properly ;):
Credits: All Designer Digitals. The base is from Kellie Mize's Tortuga Template No. 58, for the frame, staples, flower; also her stitching in the upper right from the TT No. 100. Anna Aspnes for the stitching holes and mask in upper right (Mama Page Set and Floral Art No. 4). Katie Pertiet for the lovely little butterfly (From My Porch Brushes). Font: butterbrotpapier. Journaling reads: "life flies / on little wings / of hope, and love"
More and more, I find that this medium is really suited to how I visualize my poetry, which is in short bursts but nonetheless with a lot of resonance. I also like how I can lay out the lines to my liking, instead of being bound by more conventional paragraph/line spacing.
And here, for a complete change, is a layout with all 3 Pixel Chicks goodies:
Credits: Most everything from the sweet new template from 3 Pixel Chicks, Party Time Edition, except for the "2" (Font: Franklin Gothic), which is overlaid by a "Stripey" paper also by 3 Pixel Chicks (Seasonal Canvas Papers, Chickita Designs), and the journaling, which is overlaid by a Chick Your Grade paper. Font for journaling: Pooh. Journaling reads: "Still a touch confused by this whole birthday thing, Allen required yoghurt, presents, and Grandmama to FINALLY produce a smile!"